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A chin-wag with Sally Lindsay

Soap and sitcom star Sally’s on TV all the time, but she’s never been on TV baking a thing she’s never baked before. Understandably, she’s nervous.

So, Sally: can you bake?

No. not remotely. I can’t bake at all. I’ve never baked before in my life.  I used to help (sort of!) my nan when I was a little girl back in Manchester, but no, I’ve not done that since I was about seven.

Are you a Bake Off fan?

Oh yes, it’s a great programme. I like the fact that it’s so British and we get so excited about biscuits, and about the personalities surrounding it.  I just think it’s really healthy telly, all the family can watch it, I think it’s a great programme.

Who do you want to impress the most, Paul or Prue?

I think they’re both pretty formidable aren’t they, so I think both of them actually.

Are you more likely to get a Hollywood handshake, or a soggy bottom?

Totally soggy bottom.

Why are you supporting Stand Up To Cancer?

Well, I lost my dad last year with cancer, also so many of my family and friends are cancer survivors.  I found out another friend who has just got it, I think the older you get, the more aware you become of cancer and I think the advances are coming on leaps and bounds, the treatments are really coming on, we’ve just got to keep on fighting.

If you were hosting a baking fundraising event have you got any tips?

Get prepared, if you’ve got all your stuff in and you’ve checked your shopping list, it would be quite relaxing especially at home, I imagine it would be quite fun to do.

If you were a baked good what would you be and why?

I think I’d be an apple pie, I’d be like quite hard and shiny on the surface but quite soft inside.